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Thoughts on FOX Sports hiring Bob Pockrass as their new NASCAR insider

FOX Sports welcomes its newest insider for this year’s NASCAR coverage ahead of its RaceHub return in a fortnight.

And it’s a hard-working & award-winning journalist who usually stops by in the media center.

Meet Bob Pockrass.

Thoughts

First of all, it’s great to have someone who can contribute the sport with a broadcaster that currently has the rights.

Pockrass will improve RaceHub to a whole new level and tell viewers the best day’s stories that they missed out during the day.

Don’t forget he will be attending each race weekend and contribute to their RaceDay & Victory Lane shows.

It would also be nice if Pockrass can play a part in FOX NASCAR’s practice, qualifying and race day coverage too.

That would be reminiscent to what Nate Ryan plays a part in NBC’s NASCAR coverage on all programs.

At last, expect Pockrass to launch his podcast via Apple & Google Play soon.

In any way, FOX hiring Pockrass will add an extra edge to their well-informed and experienced NASCAR crew.

Timeline of Bob Pockrass’s work

  • Pre-1990, Graduated from Indiana University with a Journalism Degree
  • 1991-2003, covered College Football, High School Sports & Racing for the News Journal in Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • 2003-2012, Associate Editor for NASCAR Scene & SceneDaily.com
  • 2012-2014, Associate Editor for The Sporting News
  • 2015-2018, NASCAR Writer at ESPN.com

Achievements

  • Two Time Writer of The Year by the National Motorsports Press Association in 2009 & 2013
  • Two Time recipient of the SI.com’s Twitter 100 list of must follow sports personalities in 2011 & 2012

Any new hires?

Well, FOX will unveil its full 2019 line-up for its NASCAR telecast in the next few days to weeks.

So stay tuned for that.

Though, there’s a teaser that Ricky Craven, another recent ESPN employee could join Pockrass at FOX Sports.

You can view the article that I covered a few days ago here.

For now, you will see a list of former ESPN talent that made the jump here at FOX Sports:

  • Jamie Little, 1998-2014
  • Vince Welch, 2000-2014
  • Matt Yocum, 1999-2000
  • Chris Myers, 1988-1998
  • Mike Joy, 1981
  • Bob Pockrass, 2015-2018

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